Children's Teaching Resources

Rock the Boat Children's Teaching Resources

If you're a teacher, parent, librarian, or just looking for some extra reading resources for children, check out our list below of free Rock the Boat teaching resources and activity sheets that can be downloaded and printed.

You can see the full list of Rock the Boat children's titles here


Montstrous Devices 

Age 9+




When twelve-year-old Alex receives an old tin robot in the post, the note from his grandfather simply reads: ‘This one is special'.

But as strange events start occurring around him, it doesn't take Alex long to suspect that the small toy is more than special; it might also be deadly.

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The Wishing Star 

 Age 5-8 




It's the start of a new term and Katy can't wait to have her two best friends over for a playdate.

Katy, Cassie and Zia find themselves transported into outer space when their rocket made out of recycled waste magically becomes life-sized.

With the help of Katy's cat Thunder, the girls navigate their way to the Wishing Star.

But as they prepare to make their own wishes, the girls discover they have a greater mission: TO SAVE PLANET EARTH.


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A Good Day for Climbing Trees 

 Age 8-12 



Sometimes, in the blink of an eye, you do something that changes your life forever.

Like climbing a tree with a girl you don't know.

Marnus is tired of feeling invisible, living in the shadow of his two brothers.

But when a girl called Leila turns up on their doorstep one morning with a petition, it's the start of an unexpected adventure.


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 Age 5-8



When Lola's teacher asks the students to draw a picture of where their families immigrated from, all the kids are excited. Except Lola.

She can't remember the Island - she left when she was just a baby.

But with the help of her family and friends, and their memories - joyous, fantastical, heartbreaking, and frightening - Lola's imagination takes her on an extraordinary journey back to The Island.


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